New Jersey Roads - Elizabeth


A unique approach by Elizabeth to make certain signs more legible.

Take your pick of misbegotten signal overheads, South St. WB and Morris Ave. SB.

Westminster Ave. SB at Prince St. Yes, that's how signals work.

Turn left there and you'll be on Magnolia Ave., across NJ 27 and under the Northeast Corridor.

Bayway Ave. used to be a continuous road, but was chopped into pieces when I-278 was tied into the Goethals Bridge. Seen facing west on the eastern segment of Bayway Ave., this old railroad overpass used to span Bayway Ave.'s grade crossing of the freight line that parallels the NJ Turnpike. If you draw a straight line through the I-95/I-278 interchange, it lines up with the rest of Bayway Ave. to the west on NJ 439.

Speaking of the freight line that parallels the Turnpike, here's Jersey St. heading northwest through Elizabethport from 3rd St., coming under the freight line that was grade separated (here) in 1937 and then the Turnpike beyond it, the two forming a long, dark tunnel. The line was only separated through the Elizabethport neighborhood; there still is a grade crossing of what at least now is a private oil refinery road to the south.

Another view of that freight line from Pine St. I'm impressed with the consistency of not just the height, but painting it in Highway Gothic Series E on the bridge.

Dowd Avenue
Elizabeth Avenue
Front Street
North Avenue
CR 610 (Grand Street)
NJ 27
NJ 28
NJ 81
NJ 439
US 1-9
I-95, NJ Turnpike
I-278 and Goethals Bridge
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